Sure, it's fine to have electric cars replace the old gas guzzlers, but what do you do about the space problems of parking? English industrial designer Daniel Bailey has come up with a fold-up car that resembles a Dyson upright vaccuum cleaner after folding to take up half the space of its original size.
Bailey, who is studying at Montclair State University came up with the concept of the BRB Evolution because he figures the two main problems in the future for big cities would be pollution and over-population. The car will run on electricity or hydrogen fuel cell while the foldable part will hopefully help deal with limited parking spaces.
Two rollers from the bottom of the car will roll the car up and turn the vehicle so the car can slide into spots at a sideway angle. Needless to say, drivers would have to exit the vehicle before folding up the car.
“The car was designed similar to the bike, aerodynamic, with my intentions to conserve energy wasted propelling the car forward,” says Bailey.
Bailey is entering the BRB Evolution in a Peugeot competition and was inspired by the design of his own speed racing bike, the Peugeot 908 and the Lamborghini Murcielago, with a bit of Dyson thrown in for good measure. Now if only it could pick up dog hair as well…
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